Nate East

Tag: zines

new music and zines

woods – at echo lake

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ty segall – melted

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thee oh sees – help

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i read the 4th and 5th issue of No More Bummers by Jason File.  Need to track down the first three now!

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i read the latest issue of Peaches and Bats — super-strong zine/lit-journal — so rad! Also looking forward to checking out some previous ones.

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in terms of zine news, Cowan’s Gap is now available at Revolver SF, a super rad clothing boutique in the Lower Haight.  Check it out!

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new post soon with some new photos and stuff! thanks for reading y’all.

fog city

you can now order Cowan’s Gap zine online at Quimby’s here!

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Poor Sons, garage rock from SF, are shredders.

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Working my way through Blake’s Prophetic Books again, this time with more rigor/looking up the names of stuff online/takin’ notes/stuff like that.

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Believe the hype!

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Yeeee! The Fresh & Onlys – Grey Eyed Girls . This band is insanely good live, and I’m digging this record a lot so far too!

zine is finally finished! and other news


Cowans Gap issue number 1 is finally done! It’s got poems by me and illustrations/photo by J. MacQueen — full info is here.

If you’re in San Francisco, It’s currently available at Needles and Pens in Mission, soon to be available at RVCA in Haight Ashbury, and hopefully some more places soon! I’ll keep a full list of spots to pick one up at the zine page.  Friends get in touch re: trades/orders etc!

I’ve been really excited about this project for a long time, and am super happy with how it turned out. Get in touch if you’re interested in one; we’ll mail them anywhere!
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Printer/illustrator/photographer Sam Owen just added some awesome new photo-transfer work to his website, including this guy:

which I’m hella diggin.  Check out the rest of the series here!

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I read Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller:

which I really enjoyed.  Miller’s writing is like unbelievably sharp, so that whether he’s musing somewhat predictably about the grimy beauty of mid 20th century Paris or transcribing the insane ranting of a philosophical drunk, the prose itself is always raw and engaging.

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Halfway through the Grove Press edition of Borges’s Ficciones:

which is also great!  I’m hoping to finish this one soon, but have been reading pretty slowly/methodically because 1. I’m also reading a new poetry collection review @ The Rumpus and 2. Borges’s stories, while super short (sometimes only 2 pages) seem to require almost a meditation-level of concentration while reading and reflection after reading.  Really great writing.

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And finally, I bought this the day after it came out, and have been listening to it ever since:

summer in the sunny alleyways and little forests

My review of The Salt Ecstasies by James L. White was posted today at The Rumpus!  Check it out here , if yr feelin a book review.

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The book is a re-issue of the original version published in 1982.  Graywolf Press is reprinting the original collection plus some previously-unpublished work and a new introduction.  Information on the July 2010 release is here!  Also, mad thanks to Rumpus poetry editor Brian Spears for the opportunity to review such a rad book!  He is here and here .

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Me and J. finally finished our collaborative zine of poetry and illustrations!  I’ll do an in-depth post on this soon, but wanted to let everyone know, as I’m super excited about this guy.  And if you’re in SF, there are already some copies available at Needles and Pens in the Mission.